I’m just back from a few days break in the Isle of Wight. It so happens that the Economist’s Bagehot has just blogged on the subject of the island, which was the lasting point of his print column last week.
The island has a bit of a charming, time-warp feel about it. But Bagehot points out that its people are ahead of the game in one aspect – realising the implications of the coming parliamentary boundary changes. Interesting to reflect that it has half the population of the borough of Wandsworth – and yet the latter can’t even support a decent local newspaper.